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Troubleshooting starter system

Drove it to work no issues ran great got off work unlocked door with remote put key in turned to start won't crank engine over all lights work radio works hear the starter relay click but thats all check gage light is on with battery light on tried jump starting still no crank

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Relay clicking almost always means bad battery or bad connection to starter.
Does starter turn engine over?
If so, could be bad main relay.
Hope this helps.

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Dirty battery cables or faulty starter. Do the lights stay on bright while starting?

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